Category Archives: Barcelona

La Masía y el Éxito de FC Barcelona

[Imagen: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/La_Masia_-_Centre_de_Formaci%C3%B3_Oriol_Tort_01.jpg] No es un secreto que FC Barcelona es uno de los equipos más talentosos y dominantes en la historia de fútbol. Con 23 títulos de La Liga, 27 de la Copa del Rey, y 5 de la Liga de Campeones de la UEFA, Barca tiene una tradición de éxito en el nivel superior. Este… Read More »

Barcelona, and Clubs Strangle Hold on International Play

Barcelona as a club has limited two of its largest star’s, (Lionel Messi and Neymar) ability to play in international competition this summer. Both players play for teams that will this summer compete in both the Copa America and Rio 2016 Olympics.   In Messi’s case, this isn’t the first time this has happen. In 2004… Read More »

Who Will Win the Pogba Sweepstakes?

Drawing inspiration from Alikhan Mukhamedi’s post regarding possible replacements for Pogba, I will consider the potential landing spots if he departs the Bianconeri this summer. Suitor #1: FC Barcelona None of the current midfielders for Barcelona: Rafinha, Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic, and Turan present an obstacle to adding Paul Pogba. With Iniesta turning 32 in a month,… Read More »

Les Tirages au Sort de La Ligue des Champions et Les Deux Finales possibles : Une Confrontation entre Les Employeurs Actuels et Futurs pour Pep Guardiola ou Madrid Derby II?

Après une série de quart de finale palpitante,  la Ligue des Champions entre sa pénultième phase avant le final au stade San Siro, Milan. Un regard en arrière sur les quarts de finale, les deux puissances de Madrid, l’Atletico Madrid et le Real Madrid ont remporté leurs places en la demi-finale en surmontant des déficits… Read More »

What If? An Exploration of Kobe Bryant’s Soccer Roots

    Despite a lackluster 17-65 farewell season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant capped off a stunning NBA career with authority on Wednesday April 14th. In front of a sold-out Staple Center crowd against the Utah Jazz, the Black Mamba ended the 1,346th and final game of his 20 year career (1) with 60 points… Read More »

Club vs. Country

This summer the Brazilian national team will compete in two major tournaments: the 2016 Rio Olympics in August and the Copa America Centenario in June. Brazil’s star forward Neymar, however, may only compete in one.  Neymar’s club team, Barcelona, has publically stated that they will only release Neymar for one of the two tournaments this… Read More »